In a special UK programme, to celebrate the release of the new boxset and CD compilation Freddie Mercury: Never Boring, Greatest Hits Radio will be airing a radio special, also entitled ‘Never Boring’, at 9pm tonight, 11 October and again at 4pm on Sunday, 13 October. You can check it out at Greatest Hits Radio’s official website.
The radio special will take a look at the life and work of the legendary artists and musician and will include contributions from the much-missed Queen frontman’s friends, family, bandmates and, in rare archive audio, from the man himself – all set to a soundtrack of his greatest solo hits.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, this evening’s radio special coincides with the release of Freddie Mercury’s Never Boring solo box set, which is out now through Hollywood Records in North America and Mercury Records in the rest of the world. The new box set brings together for the first time a specially-curated selection of Freddie Mercury’s music, visuals and written and spoken words. It is a collection to jog the memory of fans, old and new, as to why the late Queen frontman remains such a beloved figure, nearly 30 years after his death.
Never Boring has been meticulously compiled and produced by Queen’s long-time sound team Justin Shirley-Smith, Kris Fredriksson and Joshua J Macrae who also co-produced the Bohemian Rhapsody film official soundtrack album which became one of the biggest selling albums of 2018/2019. The album has remained high the UK charts since its release in November 2018 and in the US became Queen’s biggest selling album in 38 years.
The entire Never Boring package reflects Freddie Mercury’s eclectic tastes and love for life. As he himself said: “Some people can take second best, but I can’t. I look upon it as defeat. If you’ve got the taste of being number one, then number two isn’t good enough.”
Rami Malek, who won best actor at all the major global award ceremonies for his performance as Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody says: “’Never Boring brings to your life a piece of Freddie. I hope you’re able to sit with this collection and let the music, images and excerpts of Freddie Mercury’s life inspire you, like it did me.”
Freddie Mercury: Never Boring is out now and can be bought here.